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Played Challenges

Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 738 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 12
Alphabet soup - 228 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get mail address from outlook format - 467 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5141 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Quote modules - 867 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 12
Add semicolons - 9579 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
html paragraph to table - 551 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 70
  • Number of attempts: 10
ninja substitution - 1116 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Convert Application Output to CSV - 140 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 9
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 661 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cool or not? - 698 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7243 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 30
Increment each number - 874 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Build a six - 259 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 1945 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3276 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2614 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 3078 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
convert yml into java pojo field - 784 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 2336 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Team names - 1718 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
Array transposition - 2144 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1232 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2712 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2672 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 12
Split line with dots - 2049 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 17680 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 20
Vice versa - 7215 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32034 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 17
Collect List - 4068 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 10897 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15271 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 11
V to the i - 4526 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10399 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12450 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4806 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11231 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5745 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 7
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